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Alagood: Growth To Spur Need for Water Regulation in Texas

With population growth and water demand expected to accelerate in the coming years, water regulation in Texas is evolving, with emphasis on the state's 16 planning regions.

Professor Kirk Winemiller and Graduate student Rebecca Pizano, both from the Texas A&M Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, look at maps near the salt water damn on the Neches River near Beaumont, Texas Friday, May 30, 2013.

With population growth and water demand expected to accelerate in the coming years, water regulation in Texas is evolving, with emphasis on the state's 16 planning regions. Demand for water is expected to increase from 18.4 million acre-feet per year to 21.6 million acre-feet between the years 2020 and 2070. (Denton Record-Chronicle)

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